The Cactus Blossoms
Saturday October 8, 2022 09:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: It’s impossible to ignore the Everly Brothers’ influence in the Cactus Blossoms’ songs and overall approach. The Blossoms are also siblings whose harmonies and country/folk tunes easily slot into Everly territory. But few others are working this vein and their original compositions from three terrific albums are sharply realized, stripped down retro informed roots rock and rockabilly that are frisky and fun. — HH
From the venue:The Cactus Blossoms sound uncannily like a sibling harmony act who just stepped off the stage of the Grand Ole Opry or the Louisiana Hayride in the 1940s or '50s, and there's a good reason for that — guitarists and singers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey are brothers (Jack adopted a stage name when he first stepped out as a singer/songwriter at the age of 19), and their voices fit together in a way that suggests a modern-day approximation of what the Everly Brothers and the Louvin Brothers could deliver.
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